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this is bbc news. the headlines at five: theresa may defends the government's record on the nhs, insisting it is properly funded for coping with the winter pressures. we have put extra money into coping with the winter pressures. we also announced in the budget in november there will be further money going into the national health service. you haven't got a plan to get those people off the trolleys in corridors. those elderly people this freezing january being treated in ambulances. the prime minister will carry out a cabinet reshuffle tomorrow — there are reports that several ministers could either lose theirjobs or be moved. 32 people are missing after a collision between an oil tanker and a cargo ship in the east china sea. the damage and volume of oil spilled are not yet known. also in the next hour, plans to plant 50 million trees to create a northern forest between liverpool and hull. the government is providing nearly
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six millions pounds with planting planned over the next 25 years. the final preparations are made for the golden globes the first major ceremony since hollywood was hit by sexual harassment scandals. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the prime minister has defended the government's record on the nhs, saying it was better prepared for a winter crisis than ever before despite the decision to postpone tens of thousands of non—urgent operations in england. in an interview with the bbc‘s andrew marr show, she said she recognised people's concerns about the health service but insisted extra money was being spent. the prime minister has also
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confirmed that she is preparing to reshuffle her cabinet, as our political correspondent susanna mendonca reports. it has been a tough year for theresa may. she lost her majority in the election, faced a rebellion from her own backbenchers, had to deal with resignations and even had to sack her second—in—command, meaning she now needs to have a cabinet reshuffle. no prizes for guessing, andrew, obviously damian green's departure before christmas means some changes need to be made. now in an interview with the bbc, mrs may has made it clear that she wants her premiership to be about more than just brexit. but the new year has already brought in old problems. there's 73 outstanding ambulances right now... the latest challenge for mrs may, a winter crisis in the nhs from a first—hand perspective. the woman filming this waited in an ambulance for hours before her mother, who had suffered a stroke, could be seen by doctors at a hospital in chelmsford. it isjust gobsmacking,
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gobsmacking and devastating. it feels like a sick feeling, like a sickening feeling that this is how bad it is. the prime minister was asked about the case. i recognise that people have concerns if they have experience of that sort. if we look at what is happening across the nhs, we see that actually the nhs is delivering for more people, treating more people and more people are being seen within the four hours every day than has been a few years ago. labour blames government cuts for the latest crisis and has warned the prime minister against promoting health secretaryjeremy hunt in the reshuffle this week. she does not have a plan to get those people off the trolleys in corridors, those elderly people this freezing january being treated in ambulances. she has no plan for them. apparently her only plan is to promote this health secretary. they should be demoting him. if she promotes this
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health secretary tomorrow it is a betrayal of those 75,000 people in the back of ambulances. the steep hike in railfares is another issue putting 154,55 5&523551222521 ii: 2523? 22:15:55.5; . , are kept in touch. those challenges aside, mrs may is keen to move the conversation onto more positive ideas, like creating a new forest. but by the end of this year she needs a deal on brexit, so it is an issue bound to keep dominating her time. susana mendonca, bbc news. susana gave us more detail on the prime minister's
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priorities for the new year, and in particular the strategy for the nhs. she was basically defending the government's record on the nhs. we've had so much criticism of the government this week because of tens of thousands of operations cancelled of thousands of operations cancelled of course. what she was saying is thatis of course. what she was saying is that is something that was always pa rt that is something that was always part of the plan for how they were going to cope with the winter crisis, which they always have, some kind of problems in terms of the impact on the nhs in the winter, and this was part of the plan for how they were going to cope with it. it's regrettable that people have had their operations postponed but they would have those operations as soon as possible. she was making the point from her point of view is that they have been investing in the nhs. labour's point of view is they haven't been investing enough and that's why we are at this point. jonathan ashworth were saying this
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was predictable, we always knew there would be pressure on the nhs in the winter and the direction the government has taken it in in terms of postponing those operations has not been the right move. she also confirmed there would be a reshuffle, and that it would be soon. reshuffle, and that it would be soon. what is the speculation about who might be out and who might be in? we know the reshuffle will start tomorrow, it will be two days as we understand it, the senior posts tomorrow and junior posts on tuesday. the government have not given any information so to speculation but we could seejustine greening move, and people like david davis and philip hammond would stay in their positions. but what would be interesting is what happens with jeremy hunt. we heard in my piece labour saying he shouldn't be promoted, that perhaps he could replace damian green who was forced... who was sacked over
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various allegations against him, so his position is available potentially. but would she moved jeremy hunt into that position at a time when we have the nhs crisis that the government is trying to deal with? but there are a lot of people within the conservatives who said she needs to nurturing new talent, bring on new mps so we could potentially see new names. one more thing, she also addressed the issue of to by thing, she also addressed the issue of toby young, the journalists who's been put on the board for students. yes, he has been appointed to this newly created body and faced criticism from student groups who don't think he's the right person, but also since his appointment last week we have heard of tweets that he has posted over the years which have been considered to be misogynistic, some cases homophobic. he says some of that has been taken out of
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context. the prime minister was asked about that by andrew marks and sergei wasn't aware of that at the time and it is not something she pleased about but essentially now he is in public office, if those kinds of comments were to come up again that would affect his appointment. but it seems for now she's with him. -- chic is but it seems for now she's with him. —— chic is sticking with him. more than 30 people are missing after an oil tanker caught fire after colliding with a cargo ship off the east coast of china. the tanker was sailing from iran to south korea with more than 1 million tonnes of crude oil on board. the accident happened 160 miles from shanghai when the iranian tanker collided with a cargo ship. the 21 chinese crew on the ship have been rescued. joining us now from our southampton newsroom is dr simon boxall, an oceanographer from the university of southampton. what is the potential environmental
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impact ofan what is the potential environmental impact of an accident like this? what is the potential environmental impact of an accident like this7m was carrying 136,000 tonnes of oil, it could be in the top ten oil spills ever so it has huge potential for environmental damage. 0n the positive side, if there is one, the winds at the moment are keeping the oil off the coast. if the winds continue this way, the oil will continue this way, the oil will continue to disperse in the open ocean. although it is still quite shallow, about 56 metres. time will tell. the big problem is it will be difficult to stop the oil is going to the ocean. there is a huge explosion risks at the moment. to the ocean. there is a huge explosion risks at the momentm to the ocean. there is a huge explosion risks at the moment. is it oil that is the main risk in terms of pollution? there is also the atmospheric impact. this ship has huge plumes of black smoke going the atmosphere, again that's being taken off shore. it is causing a big
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impact, but the impact isn't likely to hit the coastline and it isn't likely to habitation but it is still having an effect on the ocean. we don't know any details about how this happened but many people will be surprised to hear that on the open seas a collision like this can occur. can you give any indication of how frequent such collisions are? they do occur. there was a similar occasion a couple of years ago with another iranian tanker which didn't end up with a loss of life or spill but it shouldn't happen. with modern day technology, these are not small ships so there's no excuse for these collisions to occur. we don't know what happened in this case or who was at fault, time will tell and there will be an inquiry on this. but the immediate priority is the missing crewmen. the second priority is the impact of the oil going to the ocean. it will disperse
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eventually but it needs to be monitored and watched carefully over the next few days. is this the sort of incident that will eventually require some sort of clean up operation or is it more as you say that the oil will be left to disperse? it is likely the oil will be left to disperse in the open ocean. it will break down, it is ironically and natural product so the ocean is full of microbes that will eat the oil and over time they will eat the oil and over time they will disperse. so whilst it is not threatening the coastline, letting nature do itsjob is probably the best approach but it needs to be monitored to make sure it doesn't end up on one of the coastlines, either the mainland off shanghai or to the east. we will have to leave it there. thanks indeed for your time. some of the uk's biggest retailers including b&q, wickes, morrisons and the co—op have agreed to stop selling acids and corrosive substances to under—18s.
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the aim is to reduce the number of acid attacks, until the government is able to pass legislation banning the sales. our home affairs correspondent dominic casciani has more. the human cost of an acid attack. where's it hurting, mate, your eyes? police officers pour water over the victim, jabed hussain, lastjuly. thieves wanted the london delivery driver's moped. his helmet saved him from serious injury. police recorded more than 500 attacks involving corrosive substances in england and wales in the year to last april. 0fficials think the true figure could be twice as high. ministers have launched an acid action plan to cut attacks. today the first part of that plan, a voluntary ban by diy chains — including b&q — on selling harmful chemicals to under—18s. waitrose and the co—op are also involved, agreeing to challenge underage customers, just like they would if they were buying alcohol. acid attacks are the most horrific crimes, and what we want to do
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is make sure that we restrict access, support victims, police these attacks really effectively. it isn't just major retailers who are signing up to secure their shelves. the association representing hardware shops is urging them to play their part too. this one in london says the move is long overdue. definitely a good idea. we've always checked id for acid. same thing as if you go to a supermarket and you go to buy alcohol, you are asked for id. it should be the same thing here. but the voluntary scheme wouldn't have stopped this man, arthur collins, jailed for 20 years for this appalling nightclub attack. watch the cctv. you can see the 25—year—old throwing acid on his victims. ministers are however proposing a new crime of carrying acid without good reason — saying the harmful substance, just like knives, shouldn't be in public. dominic casciani, bbc news. german chancellor angela merkel says
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she's optimistic she'll be able to form a new coalition government but admits there is still a lot of work ahead. she's entering a new round of talks in a bid to end months of political stalemate. no new government has been formed since the election in september. damien mcguinness reports from berlin. a key moment for the leader of europe's most powerful country. these talks could be angela merkel‘s last chance to form a stable government, otherwise germany might face the uncertainty of fresh elections. but mrs merkel is optimistic that a deal can be reached. translation: i think we can succeed. we intend to work very swiftly and intensively, always keeping in mind what the people of germany expect from their politicians — to solve their problems and create the conditions so that people can really get involved in our country. i'm entering these talks optimistically, though it's clear
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to me that we have a lot of work to do in the coming days. but we are willing to take on this work to get a good result. in november, talks with the greens and liberals unexpectedly collapsed, leaving mrs merkel‘s centre—right bloc no option but to try and form a government with the centre—left social democrats. but left—wing voters are not keen. they feel badly burned by the last four years of angela merkel‘s junior four years as angela merkel‘s junior coalition partners and party members say the social democrats have lost their left—wing identity. so the party's leader, martin schulz, has to somehow reach a compromise with the conservatives, while at the same time convincing grass—roots supporters that he is sticking to the party's core values. translation: whatever the new german government might look like, however it might be structured, it is certainly my hope
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that its challenge will be finding new policies for the new time we are living in. we can all agree on that. in this spirit, we will be conducting negotiations here constructively and with an open mind. as social democrats, we are happy to be able to host the cdu and csu here today, but one thing is clear for the social democratic party — we won't be drawing any red lines, but we want to push through as much red politics as possible in germany. this is the longest period of coalition building germany has ever known. it's not a crisis, the economy is strong and germany's caretaker government can keep things ticking over in the short—term, but no long—term decisions can be made, whether about the future of germany or over europe. so pressure is growing on angela merkel to form a government. if talks succeed, a new administration could be in place by easter. if they fail, mrs merkel would be weakened and voters may be asked to go back to the polls. police in sweden say a 60 year—old
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man has died in an explosion outside an underground station in stockholm. the incident happened at the varby gard metro station. a woman nearby was also hurt. according to a police spokesman, an object exploded after it was picked up. the incident is not believed to be terrorism related. president macron of france has led tributes to the 16 people who were killed in islamist attacks in paris three years ago. commemorations began at the offices in paris of the satirical magazine, charlie hebdo, to remember the 12 people, including several cartoonists who died when two gunmen burst in to an editorial meeting. the president also visited the plaque honouring a policeman who was shot dead outside the charlie hebdo building. he then laid a wreath at a jewish supermarket wherefore —— where four
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people were killed and another attack. the headlines on bbc news: theresa may defends the government's record on the nhs, insisting it is properly funded for coping with the winter pressures. the prime minister will carry out a cabinet reshuffle tomorrow — there are reports that several ministers could either lose theirjobs or be moved. 32 people are missing after a collision between an oil tanker and a cargo ship in the east china sea. the missing sailors, mostly iranians, are all from the tanker. the 21 crew of the freighter have all been rescued. plans to create a new northern forest stretching across rural areas from liverpool to hull have been announced by the government. the woodland trust is running the project, which will cost £500 million over 25 years, most of which will need to be raised by the charity itself. the government is providing £5.7 million to cover a belt spanning manchester, leeds and bradford. 0ur correspondent roger harrabin has more. the bare hills of the north.
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one of the most denuded parts of a country that itself has less woodland than almost anywhere in europe. the land stripped over centuries fortimberand farming, scarred by industry, overgrazed by sheep farming. at smithils near manchester, things will be different. planting has begun for what will be known as the northern forest. we think the northern forest will be a pathfinder for extending forest and woodland right across country. we think trees and woods can add value in many different landscapes. we just want to do it here first and do it big. it isn't really a forest. the project will create new woods near towns, and plant river valleys liable to flooding. but money is tight, and many of these hills will look just as bleak in 25 years. what's more, the woodland trust expects some of their cash to come from environmental funds linked to the hs2 rail line. that infuriates environmentalists.
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the supreme irony is that the government is giving with one hand and taking with the other, and i'm referring to the route of h52 north of birmingham, to manchester, threatening ancient woodlands. why can't the government give with both hands and stop threatening ancient forests? here is what some ambitious planting can do. this is the national forest in the midlands. begun in the 1990s, now delighting local people. acorns grow. you heard from paul de zylva from environmental campaigning group friends of the earth in that report. earlier i asked him more about the organisation's response to the government's plans. there is irony in the fact the
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government is backing with a bit of money are planned to restore nature if you like at the same time as backing plans to destroy it. what should they be doing? we need our ancient woodlands and we need new forest. we need to restore the condition of our land, so trees and woodlands do many things for us. it holds back floodwaters, supports wildlife, insects, mammals, birds, all sorts. they are great places for people to visit, children to run through free and get back in touch with nature which i think is definitely the way forward, but why do we have to choose between that — restoring, and having new woodland and ancient woodland? they are part of the fabric and history of this nation, that we are driving hs2 through it and other schemes like road schemes. it feels as though the
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government... it doesn't ring true when the government says ancient woodlands are protected when in fact they are constantly being targeted. do you think the government is focusing on the right part of the country in having this ambitious plans over 25 years? there's no doubt the north of england has lost a lot of its woodland, and parts of the north of england have suffered tremendously in recent years with flooding. woodland holds back floodwaters and can help to a large extent. they won't do the whole job but can hold back by keeping water in the soil. and so there is a real job is there to restore and replenish the land and the quality of the soil, which has been lost because of clear—cut following or the wrong type of trees in the wrong place. not all trees are the same. you can't apply the same principles to every pa rt you can't apply the same principles to every part of the country, you might need different approaches elsewhere but i think it isa
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it is a great scheme. it does throw up it is a great scheme. it does throw up these strange ironies which raises questions about what else the government will bring to the table. paul de zylva from friends of the earth. thejustice secretary david lidington has said he is looking to begin work on reforming the transparency of parole in the coming months, following the controversial decision by a parole board to release serial sex attacker john worboys from prison. in a statement mr lidington said that while it is right the parole board remains independent he believes that there is a strong case to review how to allow greater openness about the decision—making process. he added that arrangements should be made to ensure victims are both heard and, if they wish, kept informed about their case. mr lidington said he has spoken to victims' commissioner baroness newlove, and the chair of the parole board nick hardwick, and that victims groups will be also be consulted. at least eight people have drowned and dozens more are feared missing after a dinghy carrying migrants sank off the libyan coast. the italian coastguard says 84 people were rescued on saturday in what is thought to have been
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the first migrant shipwreck of 2018. it was one of the most significant scientific the growing number of men are being targeted by stalkers. around 450,000 men in england and wales experienced stocking over the course of the year but according to data from 41 police forces, only 1800 stalking offences by men have been recorded by officers over the past three years. the australian city of sydney has experienced its hottest weather in nearly 80 years. temperatures reached a sweltering 47.3 celsius. there have been several major bushfires and athletes have struggled to complete their matches.
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rylee carlson reports. these fans dug out their umbrellas to watch matches in 47 celsius. not quite a record but still hot enough to fry an egg on the pavement. parts of the southern hemisphere are experiencing heatwaves. the south african weather services issuing warnings for heat waves through much of the weekend. australia is expecting large parts of australia to be more than 40 celsius this weekend. with a very high risk of fire in parts of southern australia. that risk is becoming a reality, with fire crews stretched to the limit trying to get brush fires under control. 0ne crew had to take shelter in their trucks as the fast—moving fire burned over the top of them. there was minimal damage to
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the appliance and no injuries to the group. they are shaken. strong winds are not helping, fanning the flames across 8000 hectares of farmland so far. when i was trying to move out in the self—direction, itjumped in front so i had to turn back and come back to the house. terrified. surrounding me is smoke, it isjust very thick with smoke. in fact it has gone a bit dark so now the smoke is so thick in the sky it is blocking out the sun. the number of properties were destroyed in the states of victoria and south australia and residents have been warned to prepare for more. the winter of 2017 was one of the driest on record. that's the story in australia. the east coast of north america is shivering
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in a record—breaking freeze. it comes after a huge snow storm that reached as far south as florida. temperatures are forecast to fall below minus 29 degrees celsius, as andrew plant reports. the new year has brought new record low temperatures to america's east coast. a weather system bringing blizzards, freezing winds, and thermometers falling below —20 celsius. in these conditions, the homeless are particularly vulnerable. in chicago, coats and blankets are being handed out. this shelter in boston are setting up dozens of extra beds. this kitchen in washington, dc is handing out extra meals. the fear is those sleeping outside could freeze. i don't know if we have recorded any deaths based on the weather yet, but i think it is entirely possible. we are trying to help in any way we can. we are opening the centre between meals, we have warm clothing available, and we are providing people with hot meals. the weather system is slowly moving north along the atlantic coast. but it could have saved the worst until last,
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with temperatures of —30 predicted this weekend. the wind has brought flooding, the water then freezing around these cars. in cities like new york, road salt has helped to keep things moving, but rural areas are struggling. so far, 19 people have died. temperatures are due to return to something like normal next week, but millions will have to get through some very tough conditions first. andrew plant, bbc news for something a little less extreme let's cross over to louise with our weather. foremost, this is how sunday has shaped up, a cold and frosty start as you can see from lovely weather watcher pictures. when the frost lifted, many have a cool day with some skies. we are still under the influence of cold air for a time but
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out in the atlantic there are indications of something a little bit milder starting to pushing through the middle of the week. more on that in a moment, back to the here and now. through this evening we will have a breeze developing and some nuisance cloud of the south which will continue to drip in off the coast. temperatures will stay above freezing but further north is the clear skies will allow temperatures to drop like a stone. in sheltered glens of scotland we will widely see loads of minus tents and maybe colder still. a cold start, the easterly breeze will drag in cloud off the coast and the odd spot of drizzle so it will be a drab january afternoon. 6 degrees the high, not particularly warm into scotland. with lighter winds starting to develop, the odd spot of drizzle but fog could be more of the problem as we move into the early hours of tuesday morning. some of it dense and slow to lift away. it will
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prevent temperatures falling to low on tuesday but it could be a tricky start of the morning. and changing weather story is this frontal system pushes in from the atlantic. ahead of it is going to drag in some southerly winds so slightly less cold air ahead of it. that will be rain rather than smokes. at the same time, winds coming in off the north sea so exposed coasts will feel cold, 5 degrees the hike. this rain will be heavy along west facing coasts and will move erratically north and east. heavy rainfall time, thenit north and east. heavy rainfall time, then it pretty much grinds to a halt across the north—east of scotland so it's a messy story on wednesday. there will be some rain for all of us there will be some rain for all of us at some point. further west in improving picture with a ridge of high pressure building, quiet inning things down. we could close the day with some sunshine the weekend will
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—— the week will start off cold with some rain midweek. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: theresa may defends the government's record on the nhs, insisting it was better prepared for the pressures of winter than it had been before, despite hospitals having to postpone tens of thousands of non—urgent operations. we've put some extra money in for coping with winter pressures. of course come up in coping with winter pressures. of course come up in the budget in november, and for the next couple of yea rs, november, and for the next couple of years, there will be extra money, further money, going into the nhs. we haven't got a plan to get those elderly people of the trolleys in the corridors. there are people being treated in ambulances. the prime minister is to carry out a cabinet reshuffle tomorrow amid reports that several ministers could be sacked or moved. all 32 crew from a tanker carrying iranian oil tanker are missing off the east coast of china. it collided with a cargo ship and caught fire,
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spewing oil into the ocean. time foran time for an update on the sport and with all of the news, here is marc edwards... four matches in the fa cup third round today and there've been a couple of big surprises, none more so than at rodney parade where an 89th minute winner saw league two's newport county dump leeds united out of the competition. 53 football league places separating the welsh side from their championship opponents, adam wild was watching this one for us... the thing about cup surprises is you never know where they are coming. the thing about the fa cup is you a lwa ys the thing about the fa cup is you always know they are. in truth, newport seemed an unlikely source, particularly when leeds united took an early lead in the championship. berardi benefited from a deflected shot, even with so much of the game store to play, the league 2 side may have feared the worst but if they
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did, it didn't appear to show. they should have been level before the break but with a huge chance missed, they would be made to wait for another. but when it came, it would be taken. it is in! an own goal! newport county our level! now with seconds remaining, the cup surprise that seemed unlikely didn't seem so unlikely any more... a late leeds united red card didn't spoil the occasion, this was the big fa cup surprise. this was newport‘s day. adam wild, bbc news. we had a fire at the training ground, that didn't help with preparations. illness there throughout the week, in the camp. we get all of this thrown at us but it's an amazing group of players.
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i'm so proud to be their manager. over in shropshire, league 0ne's shrewsbury town earned themselves a replay against west ham. joe hart returned to his boyhood club and denied them a couple of times in the first half. but in a pretty toothless performance from david moyes's side, a tooth did actually go missing for the premier league club! josh cullen being kicked in the face. the tooth was recovered though! the shrews almost won it late on but missed their chance. they'll go back to the london stadium for the replay... i feel like that in the dressing room, to be honest. a bit deflated almost. credit to them, they did extremely well but that bit of quality, and a couple of missed opportunities, it would have been nice to go through that. it sounds silly, being disappointed with a draw at home against a strong west ham team but yes, almost mixed feelings with it really. it doesn't matter who you play, we always have a game. shrewsbury made
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it difficult. it shouldn't be a surprise, they don't concede many goals, especially at home. it was always going to be tight. did you consider making more changes?m what way? in terms of the personal starting? i didn't have any, aside from boys on the bench. we put out everyone who was fit and available today. no problems though for tottenham hotspur who cruised into the fourth round courtesy of a 3—0 win over afc wimbledon at wembley. .. surprise surprise, harry kane among the goals once again... the england striker poked in from close range in the 63rd minute to break the deadlock, moussa sissoko with the assist. kane then grabbed his second just two minutes later... this one his 27th in all competitions so far this season. jan vertonghen then fired home a spectacular third from distance eight minutes later for his first tottenham goal for four years. if you asked me realistically, i
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couldn't say before the game. we tried to stay in as long as we could and not get out before it started. i thought we did that. even with the first two goals, i felt that we could do better with, we did that for most of the game but to come in at half—time, 0—0, that was great. the fans were incredible and like i say, we have come through it. we didn't pick up any injuries, we've had a go and done the club proud. while holders arsenal are 3—1 down at nottingham forest — eric lichaj putting the championship side in front — the gunners the equilised three minutes later, per mertesaker first to the rebound off the post... but it was lichaj again who put forest ahead with a brilliant strike to beat 0spina in the arsenal goal. forest have since added a penalty they lead 3—1. in the last few seconds, danny
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welbeck has brought the gunners back to 3-2. welbeck has brought the gunners back to 3—2. the holders are running out of time though, just under ten minutes to play. if it stays like that, arsenal on the cusp of going out of the fa cup. chelsea ladies have gone top of the women's super league after beating arsenal 3—2. it was 1—1 until the hour mark whenji so—yun put chelsea ahead for the second time in the game... arsenal drew themselves level again — dominique janssen scambling the ball over the line after the west london club had failed to clear. chelsea then produced the winner — but it was more a case of a goalkeeping errorfrom sari van veenendaal which saw the arsenal keeper carry the ball over the goal line. chelsea came out on top in that one.
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chelsea's time at the top of the league will be short lived if manchester city are able to win at reading. city led 3—2 at half time through this goal by izzy christiansen. they've added two since then. it is school caused some confusion at first but wasjudged school caused some confusion at first but was judged to have crossed the line. just 15 minutes left. city leading 5—2. no joy for england's cricketers... they look to be heading for a 4—0 ashes series defeat after another dominant day for australia. the tourists ending day four in sydney on 93 for four... still 210 runs behind the aussies. patrick gearey is at the scg... it is called —— it has cooled quite considerably now but this was a day of unforgiving heat and unforgiving australians. we always knew given the match situation that they would make england work hard and they made them toil under the boiling sun.
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when australians say it is hot, it is hot. the weather of the outback at the end of england's arid ashes. take shade, take water, take wickets if you can. not easy, shaun marsh hadn't even sweated when he went to a century. it was a family do with his brother, mitchell marsh, who would soon celebrate going to his own century. they almost forgot to run! this was about physical and mental disintegration. punishing england in 40 degrees heat. they declared mercy on 649—7. england 303 i’u ns declared mercy on 649—7. england 303 runs behind, the chatter here is how quickly australia can win this. the english batsmen have one more chance in this ashes series to show character. under the glare of the sun and the scoreboard, england tried to hang on but less than 15 minutes in, mark stoneman was gone for none. next, survival expert cook battled
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with nathan lyon. sydney recorded its highest temperature and all england wanted to do was stay out in it. james vince couldn't. head in a haze. dawid malan went, and this was a day that brought their problems to the boil... in a series like this, away from home, it exposes issues in your team. there are some really good positives, or we could be honest and say that there are areas that are not good enough and we need to do something about it. change will have two weight, the england captain leading them into the final day of the ashes, that is their last chance. but like most things around here, their last chances have all but dried up. australia only needing six wickets to win this ashes series but the reality is they probably just need to get rid ofjoe root, trying to block their path. there is
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no shortage of effort and determination in this england side which has stuck together through it all. but today really underlined the difference in quality between these two sides. day three though very much a family affair for the australians. their impressive lead, underpinned by two hundreds from sean and mitchell marsh, who become the first brothers since 2001 to score test centuries in the same innings. to be out there, to watch shaun with that cover drive, embrace him on the 100 and have him out there for mine, and through the 90 as well, i was really nervous today. but it is something that we will look back on inafew something that we will look back on in a few years and really cherish it. premiership leaders exeter lost 28 points to 20 away against in—form newcastle. saracens though beat wasps 38 points to 15 at the ricoh arena. three first half tries inside half hour gave sarries an early lead — this try from alex goode the best of the bunch. but wasps fought back, scoring one penalty try and then willie le roux crossing just a minute before the break to get back
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within three. but sarries pulled away in the second half, scoring 20 points with no reply — that bonus points with no reply — that bonus point win leaves them just five points behind leaders exeter. it's been a tough day for britain's four—man bobsleigh teams at the world cup in the german town of altenberg. both crews struggled in theirfirst run — as you can see conditions not the best out there. they were able to improve second time round though. lamin deen's crew of andrew matthews, nick gleeson and greg cackett putting in the fifth fastest second run to move up six places and finish joint tenth. whilst bradley hall's team ofjoel fearon, toby 0lubi and ben simons finished in 15th. tennis now, and some good news from down under asjohanna konta is expected to defend her sydney international title... that's despite withdrawing from her most recent tournament. the british number one pulled out of her quarterfinal in brisbane with a hip injury
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but says the injury has settled down ‘much better than expected' ahead of her first round match in sydney against agnieszka radwa nska on monday. the first grand slam of the year — the australian open — gets under way a week tomorrow. to let you know that nottingham forest have scored a penalty, it looks like they will be dumping the holders arsenal out the fa cup. 4—2 up holders arsenal out the fa cup. 4—2 up with a few minutes to play. that's all of the sport for now, you can find more on those stories on the bbc sport website. i'll have more for you in the next hour... studio: thank you. it was one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs of modern times. in 2003, the complete genetic code of a human being, the genome, was published. by the end of this year, it's hoped this code will help thousands of nhs patients who have rare diseases and unexplained conditions. this would have been impossible without families taking part in the ‘genome project'. ben schofield went to meet one of them. this is you in the incubator.
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for 19 years, doctors treated the symptoms of alex masterson's without knowing what caused them. medics thought it was one rare condition, but genetic tests proved otherwise. alex had 28 operations. every time he went to see a doctor or paediatrician, it was always something else that was wrong. he had a skin condition, then his vision, and his breathing. you just need to know the answer. and as a parent, you want to know what is wrong with your child. this is the letter i got in march telling me about your diagnosis. it was only by reading and decoding alex's entire genetic code, known as his genome, that finally gave a diagnosis, delivered in a letter last march. i remember opening it and crying, knowing that they had actually got a diagnosis.
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i just couldn't believe that this letter appeared in the post. for mum, relief and certainty. for alex, a more modest response. it's been a big journey. just another part of my life. i don't think about it mostly. he might not think about it much, but alex helped lead the way for potentially thousands of other patients to solve the mysteries behind their own symptoms. this is where those mysteries are being solved, the laboratory near cambridge where scientists sequenced his genome. it is a unique genetic code more than 3 billion letters long that has revealed he has a condition called leopard syndrome. scientists here are almost halfway towards the target of sequencing 100,000 genomes and say they will meet that target by the end of the year. it is hoped that thousands of other patients with rare diseases will get the diagnoses they have been looking for. archive: it could hold the answers
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to curing hundreds of illnesses... it is 15 years since scientists completed the first human genome. professor hubbard, appearing on bbc breakfast sofa in 2003, helped cracked that first code, and now helps lead the 100,000 genomes project. it is an exciting field right now. 15 years after we sequenced the first genome, we can apply it directly in the nhs. as well as diagnosing rare diseases, knowledge of the genome helps develop personalised medicine, treatments tailored to patients rather than generic diseases. we all are slightly different, and lots of that information is encoded in the genes. by looking at your genome, in the future we will be able to work out what is the most appropriate treatment for you. alex has leopard syndrome's tell—tale freckles and a host of other complications affecting his heart
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and other organs. diagnosis does not mean a cure or new treatment, but he and his family start 2018 better equipped than ever to manage his condition. ben schofield, bbc news, cambridge. the first major awards ceremony since hollywood was hit by the harvey weinstein scandal gets under way later in los angeles. stars attending the golden globes are planning to dress in black on the red carpet, in a show of support for women who have suffered sexual harassment in the film industry. 0ur north america correspondent james cook reports from los angeles. in hollywood, they're getting ready to put their best foot forward. but this year's awards season may be more protest than party. the dirty secrets of the movie business have been exposed in recent months, and now scores of stars say they will wear black to the golden globes to promote a campaign called time's up. it's time to deal with this.
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it's time to deal with this and not put up with it any more. we are all wearing black to stand in solidarity, not just for women and what is happening in hollywood and in this industry, but to represent and to stand for all women across all industries and to support them. the cleansing has already begun. kevin spacey, facing multiple allegations of sexual assault, was cut out of this film just weeks before its release. co—star michelle williams told me she reshot her scenes for free. i couldn't bear the thought of being in a movie that glorified somebody who had hurt people in these ways. i didn't want to have anything to do with it. while hollywood is gathering to pat itself on the back as usual, everything has changed this year. just a few months ago, the entertainment industry was thrown into turmoil, and everyone here is onlyjust beginning to work out what that means for the future. rather fittingly, now it's time for
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the film review with jane hill... hello and a very warm welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases i'm joined by jason solomons. what have you been watching this week? this week, we find out what happened when christopher plummer replaced kevin spacey in ridley scott's all the money in the world, a kidnap drama set mainly in 1970s italy but also on a huge estate in england. and saddle up for the return of the wild west. but is it the western revived or revised in hostiles? christian bale and rosamund pike, take to the wide open spaces for the violence of the wild west. and ben stiller checks in for a midlife crisis in brad's status, a comedy about middle age and loss and reflecting on your existence while you take your son to
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colleges. but let's start with all the money in the world. i'm reeling from the fact that christopher plummer is 88, because he looks astonishing. that is what you can do with all the money in the world, a lot of cgi! john paul getty, who kevin spacey was playing, and the film has been ‘despaceyed' and replaced very famously by christopher plummer, the very feat of that is what marks this film out as a footnote in film history. extraordinary from ridley scott to reshape his film around a new performance in christopher plummer. we watch the film now, especially in this climate, trying to see the join, to see if there was a ready break glow of cg! inserts from christopher plummer. can we spot the ghost of kevin spacey — you can't at all. the film is seamlessly done, and the reshoots are beautifully done and i think christopher plummer is fabulous in the role ofjohn paul getty. i think they would have been a different... ridley scott talked about how
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christopher plummer has a twinkle in his eye, whereas kevin spacey has a more cold look, more evil look, and i think that gives the film a lot more heart. we kind of pityjohn paul getty for being the richest man, but he is notjust the richest man but the richest man there has ever been in the world. and his grandson is kidnapped. yes, that's the essence. it was a huge media case back in the 1970s, it gripped the world, asjohn paul getty refused to pay the ransom, $17 million, which back in 1973 was quite a lot of money! the point was that it became this kind of case and he refused to budge and i think we are supposed to seejohn paul getty as a curmudgeonly scrooge type, but christopher plummer gives it a real edge. there is a fabulous speech about him not trusting people, only objects, of which he amasses a huge amount. they don't give him grief. but the rest of the film is going on, michelle williams, golden globe nominated, and we will find out the results from la on monday morning. the film has been
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nominated for, i guess, the feat of scott getting it together. christopher plummer is nominated for that performance and michelle williams is nominated for the performance of gayle, the mum, and here she is wandering into the media storm in italy. hubbub of voices. my son, paul, must be very frightened right now. i know i'm frightened for him. so, to the people who took him, i don't care why you did this, but i ask as a mother that you think of your own children or the child that you once were and set my boy free. thank you. her son's disappeared. a mother should cry for her son. enough.
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let the lady through. let's go! hubbub of voices. miss getty, i'm corvo. i'm the lead investigator. would you please follow us. grazie. hubbub of voices. tell us more. you said you had the money. hubbub of voices. what about your son? miss getty! i'm a big fan of michelle williams, and she has spoken quite nicely about how she felt ridley scott was trying to really show this horrendous story of the kidnap of a child through the mother ‘s eyes. does that work, does it come through? it is there. she reminded me of katherine hepburn with that accent. the problem is i didn't know who i should be watching. obviously the story between kevin spacey and christopher plummer deflected a lot, and i was watching plummer and it's quite a hammy role, asjohn paul getty. she's doing something else. and then you've got the son, played by charlie plummer, no relation, kidnapped and held hostage in calabria by the italian mafia. so you never quite know what the centre of the story is. for me, it became about plummer, and it kind of eclipses michelle williams, who is very good in the role, and the film looks good in a classic ridley scott smooth way. itjust didn't get to the heart of the matter. your heart went out to what it must be like to being the richest man in the world.
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it's something i've been contemplating! your heart went out to what it must be like to being the richest man in the world. it's something i've been contemplating! that's curious! and rather enjoying. curious! is the next film going to be quite brutal? i have heard lots about it but not seen it, hostiles. there is always room for one or two westerns per year now. it used to be what hollywood and america was made on. but now hostiles, i think we can tell there is irony in the title. it's what american armies called, what american cowboys and soldiers used to call the native americans, the injuns they were known as. we're not allowed to call them that now. when you have a film that revises that, what do you do about the brutality of the old west? the way of the gun. this film opens with rosamund pike and her entire family wiped out by comanche indians,
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so you are already thinking, i don't see where the balance is with a new look at the west, where we expect white america to be slightly kind of apologetic for the way native americans were treated. this film doesn't do that, which is rather brave of it. christian bale is the army man who has to escort a posse of cheyenne indians back to their natural homeland, and they come under attack from comanche indians. it is about warring factions. nobody comes out of it particularly well. it is fairly brutal and bleak landscape. but i think that is what it was like. so that realism that is coming into the western, that revisionism of what the hero is, pat garritt, and going back to billy the kid or dances with wolves with kevin costner. but it doesn't quite tell it from the point of view of the indian. quite a tough watch?
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it is. and you don't get the payoff that you usually get with the hero emerging. a bit more uplift in our third choice today, i say with some hope? it's a comedy, but a maudlin one, about ben stiller experiencing a midlife crisis. i thought this was very funny, directed by mike whyte, who people might know as the director of school of rock forjack black. this is about ben stiller who has to take his son, troy, on a tour of colleges. americans do this, flying off to see which colleges they want to get into, one of which is harvard. ben stiller was never able to get into it, as brad but his son troy harbours great ambitions of getting into it. but it sparks in brad, a reminiscence about all of his college chums and how much better than him they have all done at life. a—ha. i couldn't help but wonder, when was the last time craig fisher flew in economy? probably not in decades. mr fisher, can i offer you a warm towel? yes, thank you.
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i know jason hadfield has his own private plane. never has to fly commercial at all. nick pascale probably flies private, too. must be nice to always have the seas part for you. nothing out of reach. everything an option. it must be like a drug, always feeling important and special. better than, all the adventures, the exotic destinations. 0h, great. so does everyone leave the cinema feeling completely inadequate? a first world problem.
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they are. he envies everyone, his son's youth, his son's friends, they are all perky and bright. but then he confesses to them and they say, to pull yourself together, mate. you are all right. you live in sacramento, that's about the only thing you have done well. it's about assessing those things, and i thought it was painfully smart and painfully funny, well done and very well performed by ben stiller, who i think we think of as a cometic performer, doing his blue steel lot. we do, yes. but he does this well and he gets that midlife crisis very well, but perhaps it's a bit close to home for me, not that my son is at college yet. best out? let's talk about something lovely. why not. the best out. you ask me this, i still have to say paddington 2. it is notjust the best out, it is one of the best films of last year and stretching into this year. it is doing great box office. it's still there, charming everyone. and i think he isjust adorable in all his little outfits, lost
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in the big city of london. i mean, i've seen it twice. i would happily go again. if i was the richest man in the world, i'd go and see paddington 2 everyday. in your own private jet.
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